Laws on the local, state and federal level affect how schools and universities operate their institutions.


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Senators propose national clearinghouse for school safety

Oct. 2, 2019
The School Safety Clearinghouse Act would establish a federal agency that would collect best practices for school security and design.
Kansas Supreme Court
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state's latest school funding law is constitutional.

New school funding law meets constitutional requirements, Kansas Supreme Court says

June 14, 2019
After years of inadequate funding by the legislature, justices say increased appropriations for schools have addressed constitutional shortcomings.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs legislation overhauling the state's school finance system.

Texas school finance overhaul provides an additional $6.5 billion for schools

June 11, 2019
The legislation signed by Gov. Greg Abbott is projected to boost base per-pupil spending by 20%.
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Maryland legislation adds $850 million in school funding over 2 years

May 16, 2019
Gov. Larry Hogan allows the school funding bill to become law despite "significant reservations."
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state's school calendar policy at a news conference in Ocean City.

Maryland lawmakers override veto; school will be allowed to start before Labor Day

March 29, 2019
The override undoes Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order that forced districts to start their school years after Labor Day.
New Jersey Governor's Office
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs law requiring schools to have silent alarms.

New law requires New Jersey schools to install silent alarms

Feb. 7, 2019
All 2,500 schools in the state will have the alarms installed.
CBS News
A teacher and a student were killed in May in a school bus crash on a New Jersey highway.

New laws boost school bus safety in New Jersey

Dec. 19, 2018
Legislation was prompted by a May bus crash that killed a teacher and a student from Paramus, N.J.
Maryland governor's office
Maryland governor proposes $3.5 billion school construction program

Maryland governor proposes $3.5 billion school construction program

Dec. 12, 2018
Gov. Larry Hogan says the plan would be the largest investment in school construction in Maryland history.

Parents sue Duval County (Fla.) district over arming school guards

Dec. 1, 2018
The Jacksonville-based district plans to hire and arm safety assistants to patrol elementary schools, but parents say the move will put their children in harm's way.